Some of the best forms of the most commonly seen wallflower, Erysimum
cheiri , are in the Bedder series, sometimes mixed (pictured) or in single colours such as Orange Bedder and Blood Red; the Fair Lady series of pastel shades; Fire King, orange-red; Harlequin in dazzling mixed hues; and Harpur Crewe, rich yellow.
The lavender and erysimum
work well with small shrub Cistus 'Sunset' with its sage green leaves and cerise pink flowers.
cheiri comes from southern Europe but there are many other, less well-known, species from Africa, Asia and America, worth seeking out for other qualities like extra-long flowering periods and variegated leaves.
(the perennial wall flower) is grown for its fragrance and reliability.
The taxonomists have now put cheiranthus and erysimum
in the same genus and so they are all called erysimum
To the left of the path, the mauve blooms of Erysimum
linifolium 'Variegatum' and the burgundy leaves of New Zealand flax are backed by white 'Iceberg' rose, yellow-flowered Achillea 'Moonshine', and the violet blooms of Allium 'Globemaster'.
Considering the trouble I had tracking down my three specimens, this disappearing act could be about to be repeated, although another of the hardy wallflowers, Erysimum
``Bowles' Mauve'', is equally floriferous, and more widely available.
The euryops are cheek by jowl with Abutilon megapotamicum, a Chinese lantern with dull orange petals and pale red sepals, and Erysimum
``Bowles Mauve,'' a wallflower with clusters of lilac blooms.
Dear Diarmuid Can you tell me where I can buy the wallflower Erysimum
Bowles Mauve (Plant of the Week, 29 November)?
Perennial forms of wallflowers, Erysimum
, are blooming.
WALLFLOWERS or Erysimum
cheiri come in a wonderful mix of colours including beautiful flame and crimson shades as well as primrose and butter yellow.
While I remember I will also be taking cuttings of my favourite perennial wallflower, Erysimum